Christmas was tough. Miles from home, family and friends, Christmas Day can be a lonely time. But that is the exception, rather than the rule. More and more we think of our little apartment in Subang Jaya as home, and we are happy here.

For Pam it is the first time in her life that she has been able to do what she has long wanted to do: to serve the Lord in a missionary capacity. Much of her life has been spent in working to support our family and make a living. It great to see her joy in living this new kind of life.

For me, I get to do what I have long wanted to do: teach high school English. It was what I set out to do at the start of my career, and again got sidetracked. To be doing this in Asia is just the icing on the cake.

Neither of us have ever shirked our duty to provide for our children with enough left over the meet the needs of the less fortunate, and this is a sweet reward for our patience and perseverence. It is a very satisfying place to be in our lives and in our relationship, and we are hoping that it may last for a few more years. We still have something that we want to do for Him, and we want it to count.